We seek to promote international studies and understanding of current events and try to visit the United Nations, non-government organizations, and other peacekeeping groups in the Northeast and Washington DC that promote peace and understanding between nations. Some of our students pursue international study or exchange programs and we help obtain information about such programs.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
The Student Government Association (SGA) serves as the general liaison between the student body and the College. SGA is also responsible for the establishment and recognition of all activities of the student body. Another responsibility of the SGA is to recommend to the Faculty-Student Association the acceptance or rejection of all budget requests made by any student organization recognized by the Student Government Association. In addition websites, SGA works on many projects throughout the year. These projects are geared towards enhancing student life on campus. Some examples are revising the sexual harassment policy and lobbying in Albany for increased funding for community colleges. Any student who is interested in serving the College community as well as learning about politics would benefit greatly from involvement in Student Government.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION OF LATINOS (S.O.L.)
The Student Organization of Latinos is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all its members, who are representatives of the Latino diaspora, as well as the entire population that makes up NCC. Our goal is to educate everyone, through a myriad of programs, about the diversity and richness that exists within our culture. We hope to challenge, surprise, educate, reward, and fascinate individuals as they examine their perceptions of Latino heritage. We feel that our organization, consisting of diverse cultures, is capable of boundless achievements beneficial to everyone. Through our efforts, we are certain that we will draw the Nassau campus community closer to appreciating and respecting diversity among all. We hold meetings in G-243 on Thursdays during club hour (am- pm).
STUDENT VETERANS OF NASSAU (SVN)
The Student Veterans of Nassau (SVN) provides a supportive and positive environment for veterans through mentoring and assistance in their transition from military life to college life. The club also helps students plan and prepare for their long-term educational and personal goals. Currently, there are over 400 student veterans enrolled at Nassau Community College with more student veterans anticipated in years to come. Any Nassau Community College student or student veteran is eligible to join the group. SVN belongs to a national chapter, the Student Veterans of American (SVA), an organization that provides a healthy collaboration among veterans. For more information, drop by the Center for Veterans Affairs (Tower, Student Services Center) during club hours (Tuesday and Thursday at am); contact the club at
SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY CLUB
The Surgical Technology Club (S.T.C.) meets every Thursday from am -pm (club hour). After a short business meeting, a guest speaker is on the program. Topics include experiences of past graduates, opportunities for upward mobility, and various subjects related to surgical equipment or procedures. Club members are invited to attend professional workshops in the community as well as send representatives to the National Congress. Students interested in these activities are welcome to all Surgical Technology Club (S.T.C.) meetings. Notices are posted in Cluster E one week prior to meetings.
The Sustainability Club brings issues of sustainable living to the NCC campus community. The club is actively involved in maintaining the NCC organic garden and growing food for the Children’s Greenhouse and local food pantries. The Sustainability Club also plans campus-wide annual events around Food Day (October) and Earth Day (pus. The club meets twice a month on a Tuesday or Thursday (am).